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Meniscus \Me*nis"cus\, n.; pl. L. Menisci (-s[=i]), E. Meniscuses. [NL., from Gr. mhni`skos, dim. of mh`nh the moon.]

  1. A crescent.

  2. (Opt.) A lens convex on one side and concave on the other.

  3. (Anat.) An interarticular synovial cartilage or membrane; esp., one of the intervertebral synovial disks in some parts of the vertebral column of birds.

    Converging meniscus, Diverging meniscus. See Lens.


n. (plural of meniscus English)

  1. n. a disk of cartilage that serves as a cushion between the ends of bones that meet at a point

  2. [also: menisci (pl)]


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Usage examples of "menisci".

Chips of bone still blocked the joint, and the menisci had been badly torn.